• Short Summary

    TWISTING AND TURNING AT 37 MILES PER HOUR (60 K.P.H) NEW 39-TONS "STANDARD" TANKS OF?

  • Description

    TWISTING AND TURNING AT 37 MILES PER HOUR (60 K.P.H) NEW 39-TONS "STANDARD" TANKS OF THE FEDERAL GERMAN ARMY SHOWED OFF THEIR PACES ON THE LUNEBERG HEATH AT MUNSTERLAGER YESTERDAY (THURSDAY).THESE TANKS WITH THEIR 105 MM BRITISH GUN FIRE THREE TYPES OF ARMOUR-PIERCING SHELLS - EVEN WHILE SUBMERGED IN 13 FEET OF WATER.WITH THE AID OF A SMALL "CONNING TOWER" THE TANK AND ITS CREW OF FOUR CAN REMAIN SUBMERGED FOR HOURS.

    ON LAND THE TANK LIVED UP THE CLAIM OF ITS MAKERS - THAT IT'S AS EASY TO DRIVE AS A VOLKSWAGEN CAR.THE TANK'S DAIMLER ENGINE WORKS ON A VARIETY OF FUELS INCLUDING PARAFFIN AND PETROL AND HAS A RANGE OF 375-MILES (600 KILOMETRES) WITHOUT REFUELLING.

    ALTOGETHER GERMANY WILL MAKE 1,500 OF THE NEW TANKS AT A COST OF GBP90,000 EACH.FOR BRITAIN THE TANK PRODUCTION MEAN GUN ORDERS WORTH ABOUT GBP30,000 MILLION.THE GERMAN DECISION TO BUILD THE NEW TANK HAS BEEN MADE DESPITE THE RIVALRY BETWEEN IT AND THE FRENCH PROTOTYPE, THE AMX30, FOR ACCEPTANCE AS THE STANDARD N.A.T.O.TANK.THE GERMAN TANK WILL REPLACE THE OUT-OF-DATE AMERICAN M.47'S AND 48'S.

    ALSO ON SHOW AT LUNEBERG HEATH YESTERDAY WAS THE NEW GERMAN 23-TON TANK DESTROYER, A LIGHT TURRETLESS ARMOURED VEHICLE WHICH HAS IN ADDITIONAL TO A 90 MM GUN, TWO MACHINE GUNS AND A SMOKE MORTAR.IT'S 500 HORSE POWER ENGINE CAN DEVELOP A MAXIMUM SPEED OF 50 M.P.H.(80 K.P.H.).THE DEFENCE MINISTRY PLANS TO BUILD 3,000 OF THESE TANKS DESTROYERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEUQZETGN9WWBDYIEVZZEZX9QX
    Media URN:
    VLVAEUQZETGN9WWBDYIEVZZEZX9QX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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